Experts and Doctors on cognition in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany


Locale: Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Topic: cognition

Top Publications

  1. Dujardin E, Jürgens U. Afferents of vocalization-controlling periaqueductal regions in the squirrel monkey. Brain Res. 2005;1034:114-31 pubmed
    ..The input of the periaqueductal vocalization-eliciting regions thus is dominated by limbic, motivation-controlling afferents; input, however, also comes from sensory, motor, arousal-controlling, and cognitive brain areas. ..
  2. Polania R, Nitsche M, Korman C, Batsikadze G, Paulus W. The importance of timing in segregated theta phase-coupling for cognitive performance. Curr Biol. 2012;22:1314-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the results demonstrate the suitability of transcranial alternating current stimulation to artificially induce coupling or decoupling of behaviorally relevant brain rhythms between segregated cortical regions. ..
  3. El Kordi A, Radyushkin K, Ehrenreich H. Erythropoietin improves operant conditioning and stability of cognitive performance in mice. BMC Biol. 2009;7:37 pubmed publisher
    ..Early erythropoietin treatment leads to lasting improvement of cognitive performance in healthy mice. This finding should be exploited in novel treatment strategies for brain diseases. ..
  4. Nave K. Myelination and support of axonal integrity by glia. Nature. 2010;468:244-52 pubmed publisher
    ..This function may be independent of myelin itself. Myelin abnormalities cause a number of neurological diseases, and may also contribute to complex neuropsychiatric disorders. ..
  5. Grube S, Gerchen M, Adamcio B, Pardo L, Martin S, Malzahn D, et al. A CAG repeat polymorphism of KCNN3 predicts SK3 channel function and cognitive performance in schizophrenia. EMBO Mol Med. 2011;3:309-19 pubmed publisher
    ..Reduction of SK3 function may constitute a pharmacological target to improve cognition in schizophrenia and other conditions with cognitive impairment. ..
  6. Schmitt V, Fischer J. Representational format determines numerical competence in monkeys. Nat Commun. 2011;2:257 pubmed publisher
    ..Reward replacement apparently facilitated representation of the food items as signifiers for other foods, which in turn supported a higher acuity in decision making...
  7. Schmitt V, Pankau B, Fischer J. Old world monkeys compare to apes in the primate cognition test battery. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32024 pubmed publisher
    ..One limitation, however, is that the initial experiments were devised to tap into human specific skills in the first place, thus potentially underestimating both true nonhuman primate competencies as well as species differences...
  8. Sadaghiani S, Ng B, Altmann A, Poline J, Banaschewski T, Bokde A, et al. Overdominant Effect of a CHRNA4 Polymorphism on Cingulo-Opercular Network Activity and Cognitive Control. J Neurosci. 2017;37:9657-9666 pubmed publisher
    ..This gene-brain-behavior relationship informs about the biological basis of interindividual differences in cognitive control. ..
  9. Sargin D, El Kordi A, Agarwal A, Muller M, Wojcik S, Hassouna I, et al. Expression of constitutively active erythropoietin receptor in pyramidal neurons of cortex and hippocampus boosts higher cognitive functions in mice. BMC Biol. 2011;9:27 pubmed publisher
    ..This property of EPOR signaling should be exploited for defining novel strategies to therapeutically enhance cognitive performance in disease conditions. ..

More Information


  1. Kastner A, Grube S, El Kordi A, Stepniak B, Friedrichs H, Sargin D, et al. Common variants of the genes encoding erythropoietin and its receptor modulate cognitive performance in schizophrenia. Mol Med. 2012;18:1029-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these findings reveal a role of endogenous EPO/EPOR for cognition, at least in schizophrenic patients. ..